Fraudulent prescription leads to arrest, police say

Fraudulent prescription leads to arrest, police say
Tiffany Pettaway (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Tennessee woman faces a felony in Arkansas after authorities say she picked up a fraudulent prescription, according to Jonesboro police.

Tiffany D. Pettaway of Memphis was arrested Feb. 13 on suspicion of fraud-possess controlled substance by fraud, forgery, theft after the investigation by Jonesboro police.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Jonesboro police went to the 4100 block of East Johnson Avenue July 21, 2018 after getting a call about a fraudulent prescription.

Investigators said the prescription was for 150 Oxycodone tablets from a Memphis doctor’s office and had a person’s name on it.

“The complainant advised that a black male appeared to be using another person’s identification when trying to get the prescription filled. He left and never returned,” the affidavit noted. “During this investigation, it was discovered that the same fraudulent prescription was filled in this person’s name before and was picked up by Tiffany Pettaway.”

However, a video did show Pettaway picking up the prescription in June 2018.

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